Dean of Students

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned Student Affairs - Staff
Position Title Dean of Students
Position Type Management and Administrative
Application Deadline Date
Posting Number 10196689
Salary or Wage Commensurate with Experience
Full-time / Part-time Full Time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary / Permanent Permanent
Position Start Date
Work Schedule M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Due to the nature of work, there is a potential for 24-hour coverage
Bargaining Unit MANAGEMENT
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Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Dean of Students reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. This position provides leadership, budgetary oversight and strategic planning for a variety of programs designed to foster a diverse campus community and promote civility in support of student academic success. The Dean maintains regular and frequent contact with students, faculty and staff and continuously re-examines the priorities and effectiveness of programs and services. The Dean will work collaboratively with Academic Affairs leadership, as well as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Success and Retention, to strengthen linkages between curricular and co-curricular learning.

Areas reporting to the Dean of Students include: Residence Life and Housing, Judicial Affairs, Athletics, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services (Ghering Health and Wellness Center), Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Life and Leadership Development (Pogue Student Center, Recreation and Fitness Center, Greek Life), and ROTC.


Additional specific duties include the following.

  • Create, implement, and assess a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure students have desired experiences and co-curricular learning outcomes.
  • Collaborate with campus constituencies to provide an inclusive student centered environment; advocates for students’ needs and provide unit-specific logistical and strategic plans for meeting those goals.
  • Coordinate the institutions comprehensive response to student emergencies, keeping the President and other cabinet-level staff informed of such incidents and their resolution.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of legislation, regulations, laws and ordinances associate with the areas within Student Affairs and ensure compliance. This includes: Section 504, ADA, Title IX, Clery, VAWA, SAVE, FERPA, HIPAA, the Drug Free Schools Communities Act, etc.
  • Provide leadership in the development of University activities and programs that promote student, faculty and community involvement.
  • Ensure the currency and distribution/publication of the University’s Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure campus safety and student wellness through engagement with the University Police and Ghering Health and Wellness personnel.
  • In consultation with the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, coordinate the institution’s comprehensive response to student emergencies, crisis intervention, and death notices and provide follow-up.
  • Pursue grant opportunities to support expanded and high-quality student programming.
  • Develop and interpret University student affairs policies for internal and external audiences and impose disciplinary suspensions and expulsions, as appropriate.
  • Serve as the Academic Dean for the non-instructional faculty in the department of Student Affairs and Academic Success.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with other PASSHE Chief Student Affairs Officers (CSAO’s).
  • Coordinate the Student Trustee selection process when needed.
  • Work closely with and recommend the University Student Affairs liaison for the Student Government Association.
  • Support professional development opportunities for Student Affairs staff.
  • Serve on the University’s Emergency Response Team.
  • Develop and manage budgets associated with all areas under the direction of the Dean of Students.
  • Work with community leaders to foster positive “town and gown” relations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel services, student development or related field required; doctorate preferred; minimum of 8 years in higher education and minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in student program development; successful supervisory experience; a demonstrated commitment to the development and offering of programming to support co-curricular learning; skill in creating programs to meet needs of on- and off-campus students; strong planning and problem-solving skills; sensitivity and knowledge of diversity and inclusion beyond race/ethnicity; excellent written and oral presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferred

Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations.

Specific Duties
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement

Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students. Edinboro University is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact the Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814)732-2167; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application review will begin on September 18, 2017, and continue until a candidate is identified.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Department of Public Welfare), and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report and credential verification. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration.

Position start date is January 2018.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • PhD, Ed.D, DBA or J.D.
  3. * How many years of experience do you have working in a higher education environment?
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 years but less then 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  4. * How many years of progressive experience in student program development do you have?
    • Less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
  2. Undergraduate Transcript (Official required if hired)
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (copies acceptable initially)
  4. Supplemental Information